RMS Technical Sessions

The Rocky Mountain Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry generally holds two Technical Sessions a year. These events deliver technical, scientific, operational and policy information regarding specific topics of interest to further the professional training and expertise of the forestry and natural resource community in Alberta. The event provides networking opportunities and learning credits for maintaining continuing competencies of forest management professionals.

Upcoming Event


Spring Technical Session

This one day session would be a conference style day of speakers with an introductory and concluding keynote speaker.
Date: April 4th, 2024

Past Events


Fall Technical Session

Fall Tech Session: Climate Change Adaptation in Forestry
Date: November 23rd, 2023


CIF-RMS Technical Session

Spring Tech Session: Indigenous Rights in Forest Management
Date: April 21st, 2022


CIF-IFC Rocky Mountain Section is hosting a virtual technical session

Climate Change and Forest Management: What are the impacts & what are we doing about it?
Date: November 25th, 2021

A diverse lineup of speakers from industry, government and the scientific community will share their expertise on: how climate change can be assessed in relation to forest management, how climate change can be considered and incorporated into forest management planning, how carbon is considered, and how wildfire management and climate change are related.

Spring Technical Session

The changing face of Silviculture – From basic to intensive management
Date: April 22nd, 2021

Speakers from industry, government and the scientific community from across Canada will discuss silvicultural practices ranging from basic to intensive management and their influence on the sustainability of Alberta’s forests.Attendees will be eligible for up to 6.0 hours AAFMP Level 1 Continuing Competency Credits.

CIF Free Event
Practitioners Forum: Strategies to advance sustainable forests
Date: February 25th, 2021
A technical forum was planned by CIF National in collaboration with the Caribou and Rocky Mountain Sections to advance knowledge and identify needs and gaps pertaining to the characterization of forest biomass, and growth and yield of trees under global change and adaptive silviculture.


Fall Technical Session
Timber supply in Alberta’s forests – These are risky times
Date: November 19th, 2020


Fall Technical Session
Indigenous Consultation and Forestry: finding common ground and learning from traditional ecological knowledge
Date: November 14th, 2019

Spring Technical Session
Getting spatial information from UAVs (drones) or terrestrial laser scanners: what do you need to know?
Date: April 17th, 2019


Spring Technical Session
2018 Forest Forum
Date: April 24-25, 2018


Fall Technical Session
Integrating wildland fire risk in forest management planning
Date: November 22, 2017

Spring Technical Session
Alberta’s Silviculture Evolved
Date: May 11, 2017


Fall Technical Session
Seismic line restoration
Presentations available here
Date: December 1, 2016